Portfolio Prep Lesson Plans

Mixed Media Newspaper Project

This project focuses on:

  • using a variety of materials on newspaper to make a personal statement
  • learning techniques of combining drawing with surface that are layered and stained
  • reinforcing design concepts of emphasis, blanace, repetition, unity, variety and rhythm

Assignment: Make a mixed media collage upon a surface of gessoed newspaper. Combine image with mixed media materials to create a new image which has depth and ambiguous space. Consider composition and texture, and also the overall unity of the piece.